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Albright: I ‘Don’t Understand’ Why Women Would Vote For Romney

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Madeleine Albright, former secretary of state and current chairman of the National Democratic Institute, speaks during a memorial tribute for Vaclav Havel, the first president of the Czech Republic, at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2012. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Madeleine Albright, former secretary of state and current chairman of the National Democratic Institute, speaks during a memorial tribute for Vaclav Havel, the first president of the Czech Republic, at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2012. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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CHARLOTTE (CBS Charlotte) — The former secretary of state under President Bill Clinton “doesn’t understand” why women support Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Madeline Albright made the comments during an interview with The Huffington Post before the start of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

“I think women want to take care of themselves, and I think having a voice in how that is done is very important,” Albright told The Huffington Post. “And frankly, I don’t understand — I mean, I’m obviously a card-carrying Democrat — but I can’t understand why any woman would want to vote for Mitt Romney, except maybe Mrs. Romney.”

Albright also called Rep. Todd Akin’s assertion that women can’t get pregnant from rape as “outrageous.”

“It was appalling and disgusting,” Albright explained to The Huffington Post. “But if I may say so, the things that he said in one form or another are in the Republican platform.”

A recent Gallup poll shows that President Obama holds a 50 to 42 percent lead over Romney among women voters.

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